By Warren Bird
Want to know more about how your church can engage millennials and make them better workers, disciples, and train them for leadership? Or, do you just want to learn from them? Over recent months I’ve been collecting and tweeting (@warrenbird) various research, trends and ideas on that topic.
If your church wants to be more proactive about effectively engaging the millennial generation check out Leadership Network’s Millennials, Nones, and the Next Generation group that is part of the HUB this November 1-3, 2016.
Here are some of my better tweets on this important group:
– Where are the millennial leaders in YOUR church? tips on how to find them by @tonymorganlive
– Millennials now comprise 35% of US civilian labor force (page 109 of report), the largest generation segment. Boomers and Gen-Xers each account for 31%
– 20 great tips on leading twentysomethings / millennials from @bradlomenick
– Millennials & the Bible, new study of both Christians and non by Barna Group @davidkinnaman
– Library habits of Americans ages 16-29, yes millennials still read books
– What’s Your Model for Evangelism in Reaching NONES and Millennials?
– 5 important trends: unreached Millennials, decline in certain senior adult ministries, yet Boomer receptivity, etc
– Millennials: their 4 motivations including “I can make the world a better place” infographic
– 5 reasons people, especially millennials, stop attending church by @cnieuwhof
– Among MILLENNIALS (born ’84-95) practice of EVANGELISM on the rise; most evangelistic generation
– Infographic: top ways millennials integrate faith & technology, ex: 70% read Bible online
– Millennial Moms: most diverse pop of women in US history. Minorities 34% of this gen, 24% of Boomers. EngageMoms9/4/13
– State of the Bible infographic: over half (57%) of Millennials read Bible <3x/year or never
– What motivates Millennial giving to a church not the same as Boomers, helpful article on trends
– Comparison of millennial generation (born 1980-2000) with previous gen’s on values & practices
– 56% of unmarried evangelical Millennials (ages 18-29) say they have never been sexually active
– Millennials age 18-24: 76% say Christianity “has good values” but a growing # are religiously unaffiliated
If you’d like to exchange ideas and gain insights on the emerging Millennial culture with a team from your church, and alongside other teams CLICK HERE, for more information on the Millennials, Nones, and the Next Generation HUB group.